Ductless systems save on monthly energy costs because they’re more efficient, but homeowners also save on lower average repair costs. Still, it’s vital to know the signs that your system needs repairs.
Make sure you’re aware of potential leaks behind your wall-mounted unit. Your condensate line is the main one to monitor. This is essentially a drain. The cooling process of your ductless system generates excess moisture that needs to be drain from your home.
Unfortunately, this line can occasionally leak and can cause damage to the wall your system is mounted on.
Mechanical Malfunctions on the Indoor Unit
The indoor part of your system has a variety of moving parts. Fan or motor problems can cause performance issues or cause abnormal noises to come from the unit. Catching a mechanical issue early is vital to the long-term help of your ductless system. If you leave it too long, you could end up with more extensive damage in the near future.
Cooling Performance Issues
Refrigerant is a liquid that allows your heat pump to transfer heat effectively. Without it, your system is nothing but a fancy fan housing. If you are noticing performance issues specifically related to cooling, there may be a refrigerant leak. Once the fluid is replaced and the line patched up, your system will be up and running again.
High Electric Bills
Remember, your ductless system runs off electricity. It’s vital that you understand your typical electricity use because you use it for so many things in your home. We recommend that you keep track of your bills and compare them to make sure there aren’t unexplained cost spikes. If you do notice one, it may be a problem with your ductless mini-split and we’d love to take a look at it and get you back to efficient heating and cooling.
If you think you need ductless mini-split repairs or maintenance, call us at Oregon Ductless Heroes at (503) 755-5332 or fill out an online contact form!